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Schools celebrating Children's Book Week
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Since 1919, communities have been celebrating children’s books with National Children’s Book Week. Schools in Liberty County have special events, guest readers, contests and reading challenges to celebrate children’s books in November.
Students at the Pre-K Center are celebrating the week Nov. 16-20. If you have a little one at the center,  try to make it to one of the events:
• Wednesday, students and staff may wear a team jersey or T-shirt because it is “Teaming Up to be Lifelong Readers” day.
• Thursday, students and staff may wear mismatched clothes because it is “Children & Books are a Perfect Match” day.
• Friday, students and staff may bring their favorite books and dress as book characters for a Book Character Parade. Parents are invited to the parade at 9 a.m.  
Button Gwinnett Elementary has contests, reading challenges and dress up days all this week.  
• Each classroom participates in a door decorating contest to illustrate their favorite class book.
• Each student will decorate a square illustrating their favorite book. The squares will be united to for a BGE Storybook Quilt!
• Students are challenged to read a total of 4,000 books in four days.
• Wednesday, students will estimate how many books are in the media center. Student will also have a chance to vote for the staff member they would like to see participate in the Amazing Tricycle Race!
• Thursday, students and staff may wear pajamas.  Guest readers will visit on this day.  (Dress should follow the Liberty County Dress Policy for dress down days.)
• Friday, students and staff may bring their favorite book and dress as a character for a parade that begins at 8:30 a.m. Then students and staff will head to the gym for the Amazing Tricycle Race,
Students and staff at Frank Long Elementary are also celebrating this week with a reading challenge, door decorating contest, dress down days and guest readers.
• Students are challenged to be the top Accelerated Reader point earner with an 85 pecent quiz average.  The top earner, along with their teacher, will have lunch with the principal on Friday!
• Wednesday, students and staff can wear pajamas as part of the Read’ in Lock’ in. Guest readers will visit.
• Thursday, students and staff may wear camouflage.
• Friday, students and staff may wear a hat as part of “Hats Off to Reading” day.  Also, students who have meet their Accelerated Reader point and percentage goals can attend a movie party.
Jordye Bacon Elementary is celebrating with dress down days, door decorating, guests and a reading challenge.
• Students are challenged to earn 650 Accelerated Reader points in one week. If they reach the goal, administrators will dress up as tacky tourists!
• Wednesday, students and staff will show that it’s not tacky to be a good reader by dressing tacky.
• Thursday, students and staff will welcome Ronald McDonald at 9 a.m. for an assembly for kindergarten through second grade. Guest readers will visit classrooms.
• Friday, students and staff may warm up to a good book by wearing sweatsuits or warm-up suits.
Joseph Martin Elementary will enjoy a guest, welcome the Liberty County High School Band, listen to guest readers, participate in dress down days, and parade as book characters.
• Wednesday, students and staff may wear a hat because it is “Hats Off to Books” day!
• Thursday, students and staff may wear silly socks as part of “Sock it to me with a Good Book” day.  The LCHS Band will perform a Dr. Seuss inspired half-time show at 9 a.m.
• Friday, students and staff will dress as their favorite book character for a character parade at 1:30.
Liberty Elementary School celebrated Children’s Book Week Nov. 2-6 with a classroom door decorating contest, guest readers from Target, Bradwell athletes  visiting students and an evening pajamboree for families. Author Bess Chappas read her book “Kiki and the Red Shoes.”
Taylors Creek Elementary School is also celebrating this week with a storybook trivia and a bookmark contest.
Waldo Pafford Elementary is marking the week Nov. 16-2h with activities:
• Wednesday, students and staff may wear pajamas for a day of reading and completing reading related crafts and activities.
• Thursday, students and staff may dress as storybook characters a parade at 8:30 a.m. If students reach their 3,000 book goal, the principal will read a book on the roof.
Middle schools also celebrating children’s books this week with contests and activities.
Lewis Frasier Middle School has the theme “Reading Rocks!” Teachers and students who have an average of 85 pecent or higher on Accelerated Reader quizzes will receive a Patriot’s Read bookmark. Students will also be encouraged to spend additional time reading.
Students and staff at Midway Middle are blogging about books all week on the MMS media center blog!  Students and staff will be asked to share thoughts on books, movies inspired by books, characters and genres.  Students and staff will be donating books to Gabriel’s House. There is a bookmark decorating station for students in the library.  The week will conclude with a door decorating contest.
Snelson Golden Middle School will challenge students with a media literacy skills scavenger hunt throughout the week.  Scavenger hunt winners will earn an ice cream pass.  The media center will host a half-price book fair for students and staff.  The week will conclude with an ice cream social and dress down day for students who have met their Accelerated Reader goals.
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